If you have one or more damaged teeth or a missing tooth, Dr. Benjamin Hanson may recommend crowns and bridges as a lasting tooth restoration procedure. Dr. Hanson has helped countless patients in Brownstown, MI, restore their complete smile and uses only the highest quality materials.
If you are missing a tooth and have two healthy teeth on either side of the gap, Dr. Hanson can place a dental bridge between these teeth to restore your smile. The bridge is made of a prosthetic tooth and anchored or attached to healthy teeth to rebuild your bite and create a seamless smile. Bridges can be especially effective for preventing remaining teeth from moving when there is a large gap from a missing tooth between them.
If you are undergoing a root canal or receiving dental implants, Dr. Hanson can place a personalized crown over the tooth to rebuild your smile. A crown can also protect a tooth with a large filling or be used for cosmetic reasons to enhance the appearance of a tooth. You must be in good dental health before you can get dental crowns or dental bridges.
Restorations are usually performed with local anesthesia so your teeth, gums and mouth will be completely numb. Patients usually only feel slight tugging and pressure during the crown or bridge placement. Dr. Hanson may need to fit you with a temporary crown or bridge when your restorations are being made in a lab. You will return to the office for the final placement and fitting. As long as you maintain a consistent oral care routine at home, you can expect your dental crowns and dental bridges to last for many years to come.